Thursday, June 23, 2011
Another weekend, another chance to get out and explore our amazing area.
Need weekend plans? Look no further. THE AVENUE SHOPS SIDEWALK SALE When/Where: Friday, Saturday and Sunday, mostly in the 100 block of Oak Park Avenue. Why Go: Merchants like Fly Bird, Divine Consign, Chameleon, Geppetto's Toy Box, Nora's Shoe Shop and many others will bring sales to the sidewalks and offer deep discounts on selected merchandise. Price: Free to roam FRIENDS OF RFL BOOK SALE When/Where: 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. Friday, 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and noon to 3 p.m. Sunday at Roosevelt Middle School, 7560 Oak Ave. in River Forest. Why Go: Need books? Buy 'em at this annual mega sale, sponsored by Friends of the River Forest Library Price: $5 entry fee Friday and Saturday; $5 for unlimited quantity of books on Sunday FLICK N FLOAT…
Thursday, June 16, 2011
Another weekend, another chance to explore our amazing area.
Need local weekend plans? Look no further. WINE TASTING AT HOUSE RED When/Where: 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday at House Red, 7403 W. Madison St. in Forest Park Why Go: Italian winemaker Antonio Deltetto and Croatian winemaker Ivica Matosevic visit the Madison Street storefront, and its new "Vinoteca" wine bar, for a showcase of their wines. Price: Free TASTING AND BOOK SIGNING WITH NORMA RIXTER When/Where: 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday at Magic Tree Bookstore, 141 N. Oak PARK Ave. Why Go: Author, "wellness guru" and Oak Park-River Forest realtor Norma Rixter will prepare recipes from her new book Norma Can COOK!, which highlights quick and healthy meals for families. Price: Free admission FATHER-SON POKER TOURNAMENT When/Where: 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. …
Thursday, March 24, 2011
Here's a sampling of what's going on in the area this weekend.
In theory it’s spring already, even if the weather isn’t cooperating. But don’t let the (hopefully) last of the season’s cold, gray days keep you holed up at home. Patch has assembled a list of weekend activities to get you out of the house. FAMILY GAME NIGHT When/Where: 7-9:30 p.m. Friday at the Cheney Mansion, 220 N. Euclid in Oak Park. Why Go: Get everyone to turn off the Angry Birds video game and step away from Facebook to enjoy some quality, face-to-face family time playing board games in different rooms of the historic Cheney Mansion. Price: $15 per family MOZART’S THE MAGIC FLUTE When/Where: 7:30 p.m. Friday and 3 p.m. Sunday at The Arts Center of Oak Park, 200 N. Oak Park Ave. Why Go: Verismo Opera Club adapted Mozart’s opera into…
Wednesday, February 16, 2011
From painting a masterpiece to tasting odd foods, there's plenty to do in the area this weekend.
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- Casey Cora
Wednesday, February 16, 2011
Looking for some family-friendly fun this weekend? We've got you covered. CHARCOAL DRAWINGS When/Where: 4 p.m. Friday at Wonder Works Why go: Kids can create drawings with charcoal, a nod to African American History Month and Dr. George Washington Carver, inventor of modern charcoal. Price: $5 per person or by membership Yu-Gi-Oh! TOURNAMENT When/Where: 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at the River Forest Public Library Why go: Snacks and prizes await competitors of this doubles Yu-Gi-Oh! tournament, open to kids and teens in fourth grade and up. Price: Free Note: The library says space is limited, so it's a wise move to call ahead at (708) 366-5205. Ext. 312 and register. FEAR FACTOR FOOD TASTING Where/When: 1 p.m. Saturday at Whole Foods …
Thursday, February 3, 2011
Looking for something to do this weekend?
Another Thursday, and you’ve got no idea what you’ll do for the weekend. Fear not. We’ve got the best bets to get your weekend started. 1. FARE THEE WELL, RADIATORS Where and when: FitzGerald's Night Club, 6615 Roosevelt Road in Berwyn. Thursday, Friday and Saturday. 9 p.m. Why go: This will be the last time — ever — to catch the legendary New Orleans-soaked rock 'n' roll jammers in the Chicago area. Beginning Thursday, they're playing a trio of farewell shows at FitzGerald's. Price: $25. Ticket info. 2. SUPER BOWL, SUPER BEER Where and when: Whole Foods in River Forest, Thursday at 4 p.m. Why go: Enjoy "expertly paired" classic tailgating side dishes with two different beers. Patrons can vote for their favorite pairing for a chance to …